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Welcome To Spectrum Tour
Travel in India is a total experience, one which no visitor ever forgets. A vast subcontinent of over 900 million people, it covers 25 states, stretches some 3200 km (2000 miles) north to south, and about 2700 km (1700 miles) east to west, and contains more different languages, religions, races and cultures than any other country in the world. It is also one of the oldest civilizations known, dating back approximately 5000 years, and was in its heyday one of the richest, known as ‘The Golden Bird of the East’.
Whatever you want from a holiday, it’s here in India: royal palaces, desert fortresses, beach resorts, hill stations, temples, mountains and lakes—you’ll find them all, and a lot more besides. And India is still one of the cheapest tourist destinations in the world. Where else could you stay at a five-star hotel for less than £35 (US$70) per night, or dine out on the most sumptuous cuisine for less than £17 (US$14), or find such good shopping bargains—top-quality silks and brocades, furnishings and paintings, carvings and carpets, jewellery and gems? If you’re into sports and recreation, there are good facilities in many cities for golf and fishing, for horse-riding and swimming, for tennis and squash, while in outlying areas you can explore wildlife parks on elephant-back or cross the remote Thar Desert on a camel-safari. Finally, don’t forget India’s rich cultural heritage. Here you can enjoy some of the best music, dance and theater in the East.